For the first time, the Maharashtra Chief Minister, Mr. Uddhav Thackeray, said on Thursday he will attend the Opposition leaders’ meeting called by the Congress president, Mrs. Sonia Gandhi. The meeting will be held via video conference and issues related to COVID-19 pandemic and migrants crisis are expected to be discussed. The Shiv Sena leader, Mr. Sanjay Raut, will also attend the meet.
Shiv Sena is not a part of the UPA but has formed the government in Maharashtra in alliance with the Congress and Nationalist Congress Party.
Mrs.Gandhi and the opposition leaders are expected to deliberate on the coronavirus outbreak, the migrant issue, and the government’s Rs 20 lakh crore economic package.
In January, Shiv Sena had skipped a meeting called by the opposition parties to discuss the Citizenship Amendment Act. Notably, two days later Mr. Aditya Thackeray had met the Congress leader, Mr. Rahul Gandhi.
With assets amounting to Rs 143.26 crore, Mr. Uddhav Thackeray is the richest among the nine Members of Legislative Council elected recently, the Association for Democratic Reforms (ADR) said.
Mr. Thackeray and eight other candidates belonging to the Shiv Sena, Congress, NCP and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) were declared elected unopposed to the state Legislative Council on May 14.